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Data on Children and Youth

Child Health Assessment and Monitoring Program (CHAMP)
CHAMP is coordinated by the North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics and measures the health characteristics of children and youth (ages 0-17) in North Carolina, including body weight, nutrition, and physical activity. The CHAMP telephone survey asks adults to report on a child in their household.
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)
YRBSS is a school-based survey that monitors priority health-risk behaviors and the prevalence of obesity and asthma among middle and high school students.
North Carolina Nutrition and Epidemiology Surveillance System (NC-NESS)
Effective 2014, NC-NPASS (North Carolina Nutrition and Physical Activity Surveillance System) has been renamed to NC-PedNESS to better reflect the contents of the data for children collected from WIC and Child Health Clinics. As in the legacy surveillance system the data still consists of children ages 2 through 4 which are reflective of the population at 185% of the federal poverty level.

The majority of the children ages 2 through 4 included in the 2014 NC-PedNESS data are from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children - better known as the WIC Program. Children are not eligible to participate in WIC once they become 5 years old. 2014 NC-PedNESS Data also contains data on children 5 years and older from Child Health Clinics whose BMI-Status for Age are also provided in a separate Table.

The National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH)
NSCH is a telephone survey led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under the direction and sponsorship of the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau. It provides data on children's lives including physical and mental health, access to quality health care, and the child's family, neighborhood, school, and social context.
North Carolina Nutrition and Physical Activity Surveillance System (NC-NPASS)
NC-NPASS is maintained by the Nutrition Services Branch of the North Carolina Division of Public Health. NC-NPASS provides data for children seen in Public Health sponsored Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and child health clinics, as well as some school-based health centers.

2012 NC-NPASS Data: Obesity in Children Ages 2 to 4 *

NC-NPASS data for children ages 2 through 4 are reflective of the population at 185% of the federal poverty level. The majority of the children ages 2 through 4 included in the 2012 NC-NPASS data are from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children - better known as the WIC Program. Children are not eligible to participate in WIC once they become 5 years old. 2012 Data on children 5 years and older will be posted at a later date once all the data from child health clinics are processed.


2011 NC-NPASS Data: Obesity in Children Ages 2 to 4 *

NC-NPASS data for children ages 2 to 4 are reflective of the population at 185% of the federal poverty level. All children ages 2 to 4 included in the 2011 NC-NPASS data are from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children - better known as the WIC Program. Since children are not eligible to participate in WIC once they become 5 years old and lacking other health department data sources for children 5-years of age and older, 2011 NC-NPASS data will not include county-specific rates for children ages 5 and older.


2010 NC-NPASS Data: Obesity in Children Ages 2 to 4 *

NC-NPASS data for children ages 2 to 4 are reflective of the population at 185% of the federal poverty level. Approximately 85 to 95% of the children included in the NC-NPASS sample for ages 2 to 4 are WIC participants. Since children are not eligible to participate in WIC once they become 5 years old, the sample size for NC-NPASS data received from the child health clinics was not adequate to calculate county-specific rates for children age 5 and older.


2009 NC-NPASS Data on Childhood Obesity


2008 NC-NPASS Data on Childhood Obesity **

** Please note the following terminology change for 2008 childhood data:
2008 - Obesity ( >= 95th Percentile) & Overweight (>= 85th and < 95th Percentile)
2007 (and earlier) - Overweight: ( >= 95th Percentile) & At Risk For Overweight ( >= 85th and < 95th Percentile)


2007 NC-NPASS Data on Childhood Overweight

2006 NC-NPASS Data on Childhood Overweight

2005 NC-NPASS Data on Childhood Overweight

2004 NC-NPASS Data on Childhood Overweight

2003 NC-NPASS Data on Childhood Overweight (Published March 2004)

2002 NC-NPASS Data on Childhood Overweight

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